France, Senegal, Malì, 2016, 95’, color, DCP
Ladji, 20, works hard as a prantiké (bus driver) to get his older sister, Aminata, out of prostitution. But when he doesn’t get the promotion he was expecting he decides to contact Driss, a drug dealer who owes him a favor. Assisted by his two mischievous friends, Houphouet and Zol, Ladji begins trafficking cocaine from Conakry to Bamako. His rapid rise to the top of the drug dealing underworld gives him easy access to money, women and a life that he had never dreamt of. But the price he has to pay is high.
"From Bangkok to Mexico, via Copenhagen, Naples or Miami, the story of a young man fighting against the values of the society in which he lives is a story that could have happened anywhere. It’s what gives this story its universal character". [Daouda Coulibaly]